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Lyon by First Class rail

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Discover Lyon, France’s capital of gastronomy

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4 nights in Lyon at a highly-rated 4-star hotel

4 nights / 5 days, departures available most days of the year

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Lyon by First Class Rail

Holiday Highlights

Discover Lyon, France’s capital of gastronomy

Sample star Chef Paul Bocuse’s three-Michelin-starred restaurant: L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges, or try the city’s famous ‘bouchon’ restaurants: traditional taverns serving typical Lyonnaise cuisine. Enjoy the contrast between old and new as you explore the city’s historical sites and perhaps pay a visit to the newly opened science centre and anthropology museum, the Musée des Confluences.

4 night / 5 day holiday by First Class rail, including 4 nights bed and breakfast in a double room at the Grand Hotel des Terreaux (4 star) in Lyon    from £895 per person  (based on 2 people travelling together) in low season. 
Alternative hotels available based on preference and budget and dependent on availability. 

Lyon by First Class Rail: Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 – London to Lyon

Excitement builds this morning as you start your holiday with a stroll through the magnificently restored London St. Pancras International station. Appreciate the splendour of the beautiful red brick Gothic façade before you pass through the Eurostar terminal and board the Eurostar service to Lille.

Feel yourself unwind at the comfort of your seat as you enjoy a light meal and drinks, whilst you gaze across the mesmerizing spectacle of the English countryside passing by. You journey under the English Channel before emerging at Calais for your onward high-speed journey through France. From Lille, you board your high-speed TGV to whisk you to Lyon.

On arrival at Lyon Part-Dieu station make your own way to your hotel for the next 4 nights, the elegant, highly-rated Grand Hotel des Terreaux (4 star), ideally located between the river Rhône and the river Saône.

Days 2 - 4 – Exploring the gastronomic capital of France

Whilst in Lyon make sure you visit the Old Town and the Croix-Rousse quarter, now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to uncover its narrow cobbled streets and trademark traboules, alleyways used by silk workers and, later on, the Resistance during World War II.

Take the time to further explore Lyon, perhaps visit the huge 16th-century Gothic cathedral and astrological clock on Place St. Jean or take the funicular to the landmark Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière, topped by twin turrets.

Lyon also boasts beautiful green spaces such as the Parc de la Tête d’Or, as well as a number of interesting museums, including the Centre d’Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation, which provides a fascinating and poignant reminder of Lyon’s role during the Second World War.

Day 5 – Lyon to London - Homeward bound

This morning after a leisurely breakfast it is time to leave France’s second largest city as you make your way back to Lyon Part-Dieu station so the high-speed journey back to Lille. On arrival in Lille, you board your Eurostar service. Recline in your comfortable and spacious Standard Premier Class seat as your high-speed service transports you north through France and back to London.

Savour the lasting memories of the past few days before you arrive back into London St. Pancras and onwards for the final stage of your journey home.

Further information

Your recommended hotel

LYON 

The Grand Hotel des Terreaux (4 star) enjoys an excellent location in the city centre between the Rhone and Saone rivers. All the hotel’s 53 ensuite rooms are traditionally decorated and all feature flat screen TV’s, air conditioning, bathrobes, slippers and hair dryer. The hotel benefits from an indoor swimming pool, bar, restaurant and free WiFi connection throughout the entire hotel.


Various highly-rated alternative hotels available dependent on your preference and budget. 

Departure dates

Throughout the year and tailor-made to suit your holiday needs

Holiday duration is 5 days

For information and booking Tel: 01347 825292 or email info@planetrail.co.uk

Call us on 01347 82 52 92 to enquire about our tailor made holidays by rail

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